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Painful. I'm not really sure, but perhaps stiletto? Or are you referring to the laces?
I'm not sure what the high heels are called but we referred to sandals that laced part-way up the calf as "Roman sandals" or "Greek sandals".
BonnieL : Thanks for your input. I'd like to know the common name for this kind of high heels. trolley : Thanks for the terms.
That heel is a "stiletto heel". Some are even thinner than these.
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WoZ : Thank you for providing the term.